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Downtown Corning offers a little something for everyone with museums & galleries, pubs, places to try your hand at making chocolates, painting or glassmaking, and plenty of places to pamper yourself.

Corning was voted "The Most Fun Small Town in America!" by Rand McNally for so many reasons!

Discover what to do in Corning, NY. Spend the day downtown in the Gaffer District and explore all the Corning attractions. Gaffer offers places to shop, eat, learn and play! Find your way through the maze along Centerway Bridge, then visit the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum. Finish the afternoon with homemade ice cream. Make it a date night! Head downtown for a romantic dinner in one of Gaffer District's fabulous restaurants and then catch a movie at the Palace Theater. Meet your friends in Corning after work, celebrate the end of the day with a refreshing cocktail, wander through one of our art galleries, and indulge yourselves with a dessert from the Chocolate Trail.

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FEATURED ATTRACTIONS
Museums & Galleries, Spas, Art Studios, Bars & Nightclubs
Exhibit A
Exhibit A
Exhibit A features contemporary art, painting, sculpture, glass, ceramic, and mixed media works by established and emerging, american and international artists. The gallery presents a revolving calendar of exhibitions and events as well as services for...
Hand + Foot
Hand + Foot
Open lunch thru late night, Hand + Foot is a creative bar serving craveable food in an environment focused on craft and community. Everything is lovingly crafted and curated by owners Dan and Laurie Morton, who share a passion for creating a place you'll...
Primp
Primp
You don't have to travel to a big city to get the world-class style you deserve - we bring the experience to you. An urban atmosphere will transport you from a small upstate town to a chic New York City salon; and our talented staff fits right in. We...
Upcoming Events
It's the ultimate way to shop local! Corning's Gaffer District invites you to celebrate local flavor every this season at the annual Corning Farmers Market.
September 28, 2017
It's the annual Holiday Gift Card Giveaway! Join us for this year's annual giveaway of gift cards and gift certificates to Gaffer District businesses. A drawing for more than $400 in gift cards and certificates will be made weekly!
November 13, 2017
Avoid the chaos of the mall or the impersonal connection with your laptop, and visit one of downtown Corning's fabulous stores, restaurants or spas.
November 25, 2017
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